Importance Of Educational Leadership

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I would like to start with a quote “Not all Leaders are Managers and not all Managers are Leaders”. A number of questions come to my mind when I think of Leadership –
‘Can Leadership be taught?’
‘Is Leadership an innate behaviour that one possesses?’
‘How important is Leadership when it comes to educational leadership and management?’
As I understand leadership qualities are difficult to pin down because each of us have qualities that need to be shaped and developed through a continuous learning process. Since educational attainment is a complex process which require people with leadership qualities to help provide direction which can contribute to the necessary organisational changes
I am interested in this specialization because I feel that it will help me understand the complex nature of school organization which plays a vital role in shaping one’s educational outcome because school as a whole influences the way in which we approach society and are shaped on the ideologies that the school follows. Sometimes these ideologies are so rigid that it requires good leadership to help bring about the required transformation and changes in the culture and practice of the schooling process which is not an individual act but a shared enterprise of the teachers, students and the community as a whole. I believe that leadership qualities must encourage critical practices that are reflective in their approach that consider the cultural and organizational practices and think
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